Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe

The German luthier Rainer Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) makes guitars that have a very classic appearance but are in fact completely revisited instruments. In the case of the 665 Raw Deluxe model, it is clearly Telecaster inspired. And yet this luthier guitar is a hollow-body with a glued neck, so it's far from the Esquire. Tausch 665

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, France here is the model 665 Raw Deluxe from Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). This guitar built in Germany by the luthier Rainer Tausch is full of cool features (see specs below) Tausch Guitars 665

Guitar Review - Vasti, the Telecaster according to Vola Guitar

Vola Guitar is a brand that makes quality Made in Japan instruments. The Vasti model is in a way the Telecaster reviewed by the designers of Vola. Vola Guitar - Vasti model video review Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Review - Bluesmaster Custom 59 - Johan Gustavsson luthier

With the Bluesmaster Custom 59 built by luthier Johan Gustavsson (www.jgguitars.com) we are clearly in the category of exceptional guitars! This guitar made in Sweden in 2005 is the top of the crop. The marriage of Les Paul and Telecaster shapes will probably not please everyone but we at The Guitar Channel are loving it. Test

iRig Pre HD review: how to have a good electric guitar sound in a smartphone video

To follow up on the article entitled "Stop posting guitar demos filmed with a smartphone and how to do better!" here is a comparative review to show the results obtained on a smartphone video, an iPhone 6 in this case, using the iRig Pre HD from IK Multimedia. Three sound sources are compared: the internal

Telecaster pickups shootout: Lollar Pickups versus Dreamsongs Pickups

Here is shootout of two sets of Telecaster pickups, one from Dreamsongs Pickups (www.dreamsongspickups.com) with the Classic Blues-Rock reference from Italy and one from Lollar Pickups (www.lollarguitars.com) from the US with the 52 T reference.

Mojo Classic Ruokangas Guitars review: a Telecaster coming from Finland
Mojo Classic Ruokangas Guitars review – A Telecaster coming from Finland

Juha Ruokangas is a Finnish luthier well known on The Guitar Channel since he has been the subject of several interviews and has also animated a series of luthier chronicles. Juha (pronounced Yu-A) manufactures with a small team of luthiers instruments of very high quality entirely by hand, without the help of CNC (ie without Computer Numeric Control machine).

Simon Ghnassia is a guitar player who ordered not one, not two but three Telecaster type guitars from the same luthier Didier Duboscq (Eden Lutherie).

Mobile guitar rig presented with Snapchat

Here's the mobile guitar rig I use when I want to play in the park right next to our house.

Michael Lee Firkins is not a newbie in the guitar business. Some may recall his first albums in the Mike Varney stable of shredders, Shrapnel Records. Michael provides us with Yep (on the Magna Carta label) an album very far from this era with a powerful guitar music.

It's not complicated the only thing I did not like about the album is the cover. That said, I agree, it is a matter of taste and what matters is the music inside.

Pierre-Marie Châteauneuf, luthier for PMC, is a great guitar builder from Montpellier in France. I am reviewing here a new creation of his with the Thelonious model.
The guitar
With PMC, we are in the high class guitar area. Starting from the choice of woods to the attention to details and quality of the building, the guitar is a great job and it sounds awesome as you can judge for yourself in the video.

The look of the beauty is beautiful, simple and elegant.

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Here's the short version of the Richie Kotzen interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan on bass, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.

Exclusively for the Backstage pass owners, here's the long 20min version of the Richie Kotzen interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan on bass, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.

Here is a video soundseeing of my beautiful Rittenhouse Telecaster (www.rittenhouseguitars.com).

Direct link to the m4v file: LCG-111-20110702.m4v

The whole Rittenhouse Telecaster Story of this guitar is there in 5 parts:

Part 5
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

If you want sone more there is another video in french here and also an audio only episode with a soundseeing of the same guitar here.

Enjoy,

Pierre.

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Telecaster pickups shootout: Lollar Pickups versus Dreamsongs Pickups
The Rittenhouse Telecaster story – Part 5 (@AbeRittenhouse)

On a glorious 2011 january morning, here it was, the parcel coming from Florida with the precious Rittenhouse Telecaster inside!

First impressions:

The guitar is very light, I need to weight it precisely but I am pretty sure it is the lightest guitar I have
The relicing job is very well done. It looks and feels old.

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The Rittenhouse Telecaster Story – Part 4 (@AbeRittenhouse)

Well, it seems that my Rittenhouse (rittenhouseguitars.com) Telecaster is finished!

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The Rittenhouse Telecaster Story – Part 3 (@AbeRittenhouse)

Do you remember Part 2 of my Rittenhouse Telecaster story ? Here how the body was looking before Abe started the relicing process:

Here goes another picture update with the relicing job finished:

 
It looks cool he?

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The Rittenhouse Telecaster Story – Part 2 (@AbeRittenhouse)

Here is a picture update on the Telecaster I won back in December 2009 and that Abe is building for me at Rittenhouse:

 
As per Abe e-mail, the body is fully cured and ready for the relicing process.

Can't wait to see the next stage!

Pierre.

Note: here is the link to The Rittenhouse Telecaster Story - Part 1

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The Rittenhouse Telecaster Story – Part 1 (@AbeRittenhouse)

All this story began with a post on Muzicosphere about a giveaway for a Rittenhouse guitar...
Then one morning, on December 24th 2009, barely awake as I was checking my iPhone I see this Boxcar popup with this tweet:

I had WON!!! I checked, double-checked, triple-checked but it was for real I had won a free guitar. On Christmas Eve, how cool is that, he??! 🙂

As The Guitar Channel is about...

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